Friday Filmworks

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Friday Filmworks
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion picture
FounderNeeraj Pandey
Shital Bhatia
Key people
Neeraj Pandey- Co-Founder

Shital Bhatia- Co-Founder

Devendra Deshpande- CEO
ProductsFilm production
Television production
SubsidiariesFriday Storytellers LLP
WebsiteFriday Filmworks

Friday Filmworks is an Indian film production house founded by film director Neeraj Pandey and producer Shital Bhatia in 2008.[1]


Established in 2008, Friday Filmworks' debut film was A Wednesday! which earned Neeraj Pandey the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director at the 56th Indian National Film Awards. Friday Filmworks has also produced other films that include Special 26, Baby, Total Siyapaa, Saat Uchakkey, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Naam Shabana, Rustom, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Aiyaary and others.

Friday Filmworks also produced a Marathi film Taryanche Bait in 2011 and a Bengali film The Royal Bengal Tiger in 2014. The company has also produced a slew of popular short films like Ouch!, Ouch 2 Laddoo, and The Relationship Manager for Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.

In 2016, Friday Filmworks and Reliance Entertainment formed a Joint Venture named Plan C Studios to produce films. The movie Rustom which was released in 2016 was the first film under Plan C Studios followed by Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Naam Shabana, and Aiyaary.

Friday Storytellers[edit]

Friday Storytellers LLP
Company typeLimited liability partnership
IndustryDigital motion content
FounderNeeraj Pandey
Shital Bhatia
Key people
Neeraj Pandey- Co-founder

Shital Bhatia- Co-founder

Devendra Deshpande- CEO
ProductsDigital production
WebsiteFriday Storytellers

Friday Storytellers is one the digital content production arm of Friday Filmworks; it was founded in 2019 focused on producing multi-format content for OTT and digital streaming.[2] The division released its first official web series Special Ops for Disney+Hotstar in March 2020 followed by the prequel Special Ops 1.5[3] in November 2021. In 2023, Friday Storytellers released The Freelancer a thriller series streaming on Disney+Hotstar.[4]

The division established partnership with Netflix over a strategic multi-project content deal[5] following the success of first collaboration over the popular cop-drama series ''Khakee: The Bihar Chapter''. In an announcement, Netflix revealed Friday Storytellers direct-to-digital film Sikandar Ka Muqaddar and second season of Khakee in its 2024 release slate.[6][7]

Friday Storytellers also collaborated with Amazon miniTV to produce Hack: Crimes Online, a cyber-crime thriller series which was released in November 2023.[8] The division has also created documentaries in history and sports. Discovery Plus partnered with Friday Storytellers for three historical documentaries under the franchise titled 'Secrets' and produced Secrets Of Sinauli, Secrets of the Kohinoor, and Secrets of the Buddha Relics hosted by Indian actor Manoj Bajpayee.[9] In collaboration with VOOT, Friday Storytellers created a 4-episodes docu-series titled Bandon Mein Tha Dum! which follows the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series of 2020-21 which resulted in Indian Cricket Team stunningly defeating Australia team at their home turf of Gabba, where they hadn't lost a test match in 32 years.[10]

Year Series Director(s) Network Other notes
2020 Special OPS Disney+ Hotstar [11]
2021 Secrets of Sinauli: Discovery of the Century [12] Raghav Jairath Discovery+
Special Ops 1.5: The Himmat Story Neeraj Pandey

Shivam Nair

Disney+Hotstar [13]
2022 Secrets of the Koh-i-noor Raghav Jairath Discovery+
2022-present Khakee: The Bihar Chapter Bhav Dhulia Netflix
2023 The Freelancer Bhav Dhulia Disney+Hotstar
2023 Hack: Crimes Online Parmeet Sethi Amazon miniTV
2024 Secrets of the Buddha Relics Raghav Jairath Discovery Plus
2024 Khakee: The Bengal Chapter (coming soon) Debatma Mandal,

Tushar Kanti Ray

2024 Special OPS 2 (coming soon) Neeraj Pandey,

Shivam Nair



Year Film Director Other notes
2008 A Wednesday! Neeraj Pandey
2011 Taryanche Bait Kiran Yadnyopavit Marathi film
2013 Special 26 Neeraj Pandey
2014 The Royal Bengal Tiger Rajesh Ganguly Bengali film
Total Siyapaa Eeshwar Nivas
2015 Baby Neeraj Pandey
2016 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Neeraj Pandey
Saat Uchakkey Sanjeev Sharma
Ouch Neeraj Pandey Short film
2017 Toilet- Ek Prem Katha Shree Narayan Singh
2018 Aiyaary Neeraj Pandey
Missing Mukul Abhyankar
2020 The Relationship Manager Falguni Thakore Short Film
2022 Kaun Pravin Tambe? Jayprad Desai Disney+ Hotstar film
Operation Romeo Shashant Shah
Saatam Aatham Shital Shah
Vikram Vedha Pushkar-Gayathri
2023 OUCH! 2 Vaibhav Mutha Short film
2024 Auron Mein Kahan Dum Tha (coming soon) Neeraj Pandey
Sikandar Ka Muqaddar (coming soon) Neeraj Pandey Netflix

Bootroom Sports[edit]

Boot Room Sports Media LLP
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Key people
Sudip Tewari

Neeraj Pandey

Shital Bhatia
ServicesContent production

Founded by Sudip Tewari, an ex-banker along with Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, Bootroom Sports was created as a sports media company.[14] Through content, platform, and experience, the company aims to showcase sports' extraordinary humans and its economic potential in India.[15]

Year Film Director Network
2022 Kaun Pravin Tambe? Jayprad Desai Disney+ Hotstar
2022 Bandon Mein Tha Dum Neeraj Pandey Voot


  1. ^ "Friday Filmworks Private Limited". 7 May 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  2. ^ "FRIDAY STORYTELLERS LLP – Company, directors and contact details | Zauba Corp". Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ Keshri, Shweta (22 January 2021). "Disney+Hotstar announces Special Ops 1.5, the backstory of Himmat Singh". India Today. p. 1. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  4. ^ "The Freelancer trailer: Neeraj Pandey's new extraction show has Mohit Raina looking for a girl stuck in Syria". 9 August 2023. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  5. ^ Whittock, Jesse (22 August 2023). "Netflix India Renews 'Khakee' For Season 2 & Forges Partnership With Producer Friday Storytellers". Deadline. pp. 0–1.
  6. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (29 February 2024). "Netflix Unveils Star-Studded 2024 India Slate". Variety. pp. 1–2.
  7. ^ "Hack Crimes Online' Infuses Bollywood Flair With Realistic Depiction Of Cybercrimes". 7 November 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2023.
  8. ^ "'Hack Crimes Online' Infuses Bollywood Flair With Realistic Depiction Of Cybercrimes". 7 November 2023. Retrieved 7 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Manoj Bajpayee's 'Secrets of the Buddha Relics' documentary unveils ancient Indian mysteries: Where to watch?". 8 April 2024. Retrieved 8 April 2024.
  10. ^ Kaushal, Sweta (27 June 2022). "'Bandon Mein Tha Dum': Why It Was An Important Story". Forbes. p. 1. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  11. ^ "Neeraj Pandey to Helm Spy Thriller Web Series 'Special Ops'".
  12. ^ Jairath, Raghav (9 February 2021), Secrets of Sinauli: Discovery of the Century (Documentary, History), Friday Filmworks, Friday Storytellers, retrieved 2 October 2022
  13. ^ "Neeraj Pandey, Disney+ Hotstar Announce Multi-series 'Special Ops Universe'". News18. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  14. ^ Spotlight Desk (5 May 2022). "Bootroom Sports Founder Sudip Tewari Talks About The Film Success Of 'Kaun Pravin Tambe?'". Outlook.
  15. ^ "Neeraj Pandey, Shital Bhatia and Sudip Tewari launch Bootroom Sports". 7 March 2022. Retrieved 7 March 2022.

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